The Belfast Giants refuse to lose, even when they seem down and out.
With ten minutes of last night’s game against the Cardiff Devils remaining they found themselves outplayed and outworked by a desperate team needing points for a play-off spot and they deservedly trailed 4-2.
Then, somehow, they dragged themselves back from the dead with three goals to win 5-4 for their sixteenth victory in a row.
The Devils went ahead just 1:08 into the game when Markus Rama capitalised from a Giants defensive turnover behind their own net. Craig Peacock found an equaliser for the Giants before Cody Brookwell’s shot took a deflection and went in to give them the lead.
If Cardiff felt hard done by they didn’t show it and scored the only goal of the second period through Rama. Matt Myers and Mac Faulkner made it 4-2 and the Giants were heading for a rare defeat.
Not so as Kevin Phillips pulled a goal back before Jeffrey Szwez levelled and Colin Shields grabbed the winner.